ELK GROVE - Prairie Elementary School has been selected as a finalist in the 2011 Governor’s Fitness Challenge Competition. Prairie is one of three schools from Sacramento County to advance to the finalists round.
The Governor’s Fitness Challenge Competition promotes increased physical activity and better nutrition among California’s children. The competition encourages students to be active 30-60 minutes a day, at least three days a week for a month. Prairie, along with the other finalists from Sacramento County, had 100 percent of their students successfully complete at least one Challenge this year. In 2011, more than 1.4 million participants across California recorded more than 8 million days of physical activity through the Challenge.
Prairie joins 115 finalists from across the state to compete for prizes, including six brand new fitness centers – valued at $100,000 each and 11 Regional Awards of $6,000 each to purchase new physical activ